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Information for Families and Visitors

Directions and Parking

Macalester College is located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. View Interactive Campus Map for details.

GPS driving directions to parking

Use 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minnesota for GPS directions to available parking. There is no charge to park in Macalester’s lots or on the streets close to campus. View the Interactive Campus Map for details.

Zero Waste Picnic and the Continental Breakfast

Complimentary meals are planned for the campus during Commencement week. There is no cost to attend. Please REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend.

Zero Waste Picnic on Friday, May 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Café Mac

Continental Breakfast on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Café Mac


Accessible parking is available on campus. There will be signs posted and volunteers available to assist those who need it between the lots and the Commencement site. The College does not provide wheelchairs or walkers for guests. If you or a guest are in need of accessible seating for Commencement, please complete this FORM. Please be aware accessible seating is limited to two tickets (one for the individual needing seating and one for their one guest/companion). A sign language interpreter will also be available, and we do recommend completing this FORM if you require this service.